Written by AndrewH
The start of each year is when a lot of the different companies who give out awards within the gaming industry announce their nominees, open up public voting for People’s Choice awards, and finally hold their ceremonies to provide out the awards towards the winners. Using the IMGA awards well under way, the BAFTA awards nominees happen to be announced today there are multiple mobile games showing up this season, most of which have multiple nominations for different awards.
If you aren’t acquainted with what BAFTA is, it stands for The British Academy of Film and tv Arts and every year they hold the British Academy Games Awards. The BAFTA awards are pretty big and continue to grow every year, sort of like mobile gaming. Actually this year there’s a decent quantity of mobile games being nominated for various awards. Actually Monument Valley is nominated for five awards (Artistic Achievement, Best Game, British Game, Mobile & Handheld and Original Property), 80 Days is nominated for four awards (British Game, Game Innovation, Mobile & Handheld and Story), and there are multiple mobile games getting between 2-3 nominations.
Needless to state it is a pretty big year for mobile games at the BAFTA Awards. At a quick glance there is a minimum of 17 mobile games getting nominated for a number of awards. Most of these games will also be appearing as nominees for that IMGA awards too, whether it be for their award categories or even the People’s Choice award. You will find games for example Hearthstone, Hitman GO, Threes!, Valiant Hearts, The Wolf Among Us, and Skylanders Trap Team simply to name some.
You can follow all the updates concerning the awards over at the BAFTA website. The particular ceremony will take put on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 and will also be open to watch live on Twitch TV.
Official Website: BAFTA Game Awards